Office of Recovery Community Affairs

Picture of a tree lined road in autumn with the text "Recovery is a journey with many pathways to your destination.

Chyrell D. Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Acting Director, (203) 444-2219 (cell),

Cheri Bragg, Assistant Director, (860) 418-6935, 

The Office of Recovery Community Affairs acts as a liaison to people in recovery, their families, friends, and other allies, grassroots and statewide recovery organizations, as well as represents DMHAS in national organizations and events. This office assures meaningful contact, input, and dialogue with diverse representatives of the recovery community and plays a significant role in guiding policy decisions and strategic planning to promote a person and family-centered, recovery oriented, system of care.

The following three peer support trainings are currently endorsed in Connecticut:

CT Recovery Supporters Ethics Values and Principles 

CT RSS Training Curriculum Core Components and Competencies

Join us on September 10-12, 2021 for the annual ProHealing Festival, a celebration of hope, community and the many different pathways to healing. The event is an opportunity to move, create, relax and connect through musical performances, yoga, meditation, sound healing, art workshops, family friendly activities and inspirational talks.

For registration and more information please visit

Text-based flyer advertising Pro Healing Festival on September 10-12, 2021. For more information visit 

CCAR Recovery Fest - September 18, 2021. Visit for more information.

CCAR’s Recovery Fest is a FREE family-friendly festival featuring music, entertainment, stage contests, games, food, arts & crafts, face painting, exhibitor booths & MORE!

For registration and more information please visit 


For issues regarding client rights and grievances contact WilliamPierce, 860-418-6933, or go to Client Rights and Grievances.